bugbears (plural noun)
  1. a cause of obsessive fear, anxiety, or irritation.
    "the biggest villain is that adman's bugbear, saturated fat"
    pet hate · hate · bane · irritant · irritation · dislike · anathema ·
    aversion · vexation · thorn in one's flesh/side · bane of one's life · torment · nightmare · horror · dread · curse · bugaboo · bogey · bête noire · peeve · pet peeve · pain · pain in the neck · hang-up
  2. archaic
    an imaginary being invoked to frighten children, typically a sort of hobgoblin supposed to devour them.
late 16th century: probably from obsolete bug ‘bogey’ (of unknown origin) + bear2.
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the biggest villain is that adman's bugbear, saturated fat.
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Laguages Translations
Arabic الهم
Bangla ভূত
Bosnian (Latin) Bauk
Bulgarian (NOUN)кошмар
Cantonese (Traditional) 布格熊
Chinese Simplified 布格熊
Chinese Traditional 布格熊
Croatian bauk
Danish (NOUN)bussemand
Dutch schrikbeeld
French (NOUN)épouvantail
German (NOUN)Schreckgespenst
Greek Καλικάντζαρος
Hebrew מי אמר
Icelandic bugbera á
Italian (NOUN)spauracchio
Japanese バグベア
Korean 버그 베어
Russian пугало
Serbian (Cyrillic) медведижу
Serbian (Latin) medvediжu
Tamil பூச்சாண்டி
Telugu బుగ్బేర్
Ukrainian Опудало
Urdu بئی
Welsh hunllef
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